UNC Women's Tennis Bio
 Rachael James-Baker
James-Baker James-Baker 2378946

SENIOR SEASON (2015-16) Due to NCAA regulations sat out the entire 2015-16 season after transferring from Baylor • Has one year of eligibility remaining and is expected to participate for the Tar Heels in the 2016-17 season.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15 at Baylor): Registered a 14-9 singles record in only season at Baylor • Record included a 9-8 mark in dual matches, 1-2 in the Big 12 • Posted a 14-10 doubles record with a variety of playing partners • Went 7-4 competing alongside Kiah Generette • Was ranked inside the top-100 by the ITA for most of the 2015 spring season • Held the No. 82 singles ranking for back-to-back ranking periods during the month of March • Racked up 5-1 record in singles action during two fall tournaments as country's 117th-ranked player • Won all three matches at season-opening Under Armour Kick-Off, including straight-set upset of USC's 15th-ranked Zoe Scandalis • Named to fall Big 12 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

SOPHOMORE (2013-2014 at NC State): Amassed a team-high 13 dual singles wins on the year, including victories over three ranked opponents • Played all 22 dual singles matches from the No. 2 spot in the order • Closed the season with four straight dual singles wins, including a 7-5, 6-4 win over No. 42 Quinn Gleason of Notre Dame and a 6-1, 6-7, 6-2 victory over No. 119 Francesca Fusinato of Virginia Tech • The win over No. 42 Gleason was the highest-ranked opponent a member of the Wolfpack defeated in dual singles play…Tied for the team lead with three dual singles wins over ranked opponents and 13 dual doubles victories.

FRESHMAN (2012-13 at NC State): Recorded the third-most singles wins on the team with 17 • Collected 13 dual singles wins during the spring season • Played in all but one singles match during the season • Picked up five wins at No. 3 singles, and went 8-4 at the No. 4 spot in the lineup • Won five ACC singles matches.

PERSONAL/PREP: Ranked No. 40 overall among newcomers in 2012 by tennisrecruiting.net • Ranked No. 9 overall by the USTA Florida Section for 18-and-under in 2011-12 • Named all-country three times • Led American Heritage High School to three-straight state championships from 2009-11 • Won the No. 1 doubles championship as a senior in 2012 • Was the No. 1 singles champion and No. 1 doubles runner-up as a junior in 2011 • Won the No. 2 doubles championship as a freshman and sophomore • Won the No. 4 singles championship as a freshman • Also played two years of volleyball in high school • Born Rachael Cecilia James-Baker on Dec. 30 to Kent Baker and Adrian James.

Height: 5'6"
Year: Redshirt Senior
Hometown: Plantation, Fla.
High School: American Heritage Academy
Club: Baylor/NC State
UNC North Carolina Women's Tennis


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